Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 697 636 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.66% 13.34% 13.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.51% 63.98% 55.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 353 299
East of England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £120 £125 £133
90th Percentile £475 £500 £489
England median daily rate £375 £355 £355
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 103 104
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £10.54
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.31
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.52% -2.81%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,212 994 1,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.22% 20.85% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 539 532
East of England median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £138 £130 £158
90th Percentile £575 £552 £518
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 140 141
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.64 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.98% +19.02% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.70 £52.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +5.64% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +2 258 £300 -7.69% 89
Cambridgeshire 0 149 £345 +6.15% 116
Essex +7 146 £340 +5.43% 26
Bedfordshire +2 66 £375 +167.86% 32
Norfolk +8 45 £181 -23.68% 4
Suffolk +1 29 £310 -22.50% 11
East Anglia -1 5 £162 - 25
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 299 (42.90%) Active Directory
2 276 (39.60%) Microsoft
3 196 (28.12%) Windows 10
4 175 (25.11%) Office 365
5 153 (21.95%) Windows Server
6 148 (21.23%) Windows 7
7 145 (20.80%) Linux
8 136 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
9 133 (19.08%) VMware
10 107 (15.35%) Migration
11 94 (13.49%) SCCM
12 92 (13.20%) PowerShell
13 87 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
14 79 (11.33%) DNS
15 72 (10.33%) SQL
16 70 (10.04%) TCP/IP
17 68 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 67 (9.61%) Java
19 66 (9.47%) Citrix
20 63 (9.04%) Security Cleared
21 62 (8.90%) Web Services
22 61 (8.75%) Firewall
22 61 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
22 61 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 59 (8.46%) ITIL
24 58 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
25 54 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
26 52 (7.46%) SQL Server
27 51 (7.32%) DHCP
28 50 (7.17%) Unix

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.87%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.73%) WebLogic
5 18 (2.58%) Confluence
6 15 (2.15%) Apache
7 14 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (1.43%) IIS
11 7 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.00%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.86%) JBoss
13 4 (0.57%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.43%) IBM Connections
14 3 (0.43%) nginx
15 2 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 136 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) CATIA
6 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.14%) HipChat
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 175 (25.11%) Office 365
2 68 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.30%) OneDrive
5 9 (1.29%) G Suite
6 8 (1.15%) iTunes
6 8 (1.15%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.57%) GitHub
10 3 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.43%) Serverless
10 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 79 (11.33%) DNS
2 70 (10.04%) TCP/IP
3 61 (8.75%) Firewall
4 51 (7.32%) DHCP
5 46 (6.60%) VPN
6 30 (4.30%) LAN
7 29 (4.16%) Internet
7 29 (4.16%) Skype
8 26 (3.73%) WAN
9 24 (3.44%) Wireless
10 23 (3.30%) SAN
11 20 (2.87%) Ethernet
12 16 (2.30%) HTTP
13 15 (2.15%) SSL
14 14 (2.01%) VoIP
15 12 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (1.58%) NAS
16 11 (1.58%) Network Security
17 9 (1.29%) IP Telephony
18 8 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.01%) MySQL
3 13 (1.87%) Electronic Patient Records
4 12 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.29%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.86%) Ingres
7 6 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.72%) Big Data
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (6.46%) Jenkins
2 41 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.45%) Visual Studio
4 29 (4.16%) JIRA
5 27 (3.87%) Eclipse
6 19 (2.73%) NetBeans
7 14 (2.01%) Selenium
8 13 (1.87%) Subversion
9 11 (1.58%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.58%) Maven
9 11 (1.58%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.43%) Ant
10 10 (1.43%) JUnit
11 9 (1.29%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.00%) Toad
14 6 (0.86%) AccuRev
14 6 (0.86%) GitLab
14 6 (0.86%) Gradle
General
1 34 (4.88%) Finance
2 23 (3.30%) Law
3 20 (2.87%) Military
4 19 (2.73%) Aerospace
5 15 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.87%) Marketing
7 11 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.15%) Legal
8 8 (1.15%) Publishing
9 5 (0.72%) Humanities
9 5 (0.72%) Retail
9 5 (0.72%) Social Science
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.14%) Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 152 (21.81%) Analyst
2 89 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 61 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 50 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 48 (6.89%) Support Analyst
6 46 (6.60%) IT Support
7 43 (6.17%) Desktop Support
8 39 (5.60%) Developer
9 38 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
10 36 (5.16%) Service Analyst
11 35 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
12 31 (4.45%) Desktop Engineer
12 31 (4.45%) IT Engineer
13 30 (4.30%) Administrator
14 29 (4.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 27 (3.87%) Consultant
16 26 (3.73%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 24 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 21 (3.01%) Infrastructure Support
19 18 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.90%) Web Services
2 44 (6.31%) .NET
3 35 (5.02%) XML
4 23 (3.30%) Node.js
4 23 (3.30%) Qt
5 21 (3.01%) LDAP
6 19 (2.73%) REST
7 18 (2.58%) SOAP
8 17 (2.44%) ActiveX
8 17 (2.44%) DirectX
8 17 (2.44%) MFC
8 17 (2.44%) OpenGL
9 15 (2.15%) HTML
10 12 (1.72%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.43%) CSS
12 9 (1.29%) Spring
13 8 (1.15%) JSON
13 8 (1.15%) Spring MVC
14 7 (1.00%) Ajax
14 7 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.02%) Data Centre
3 16 (2.30%) Smartphone
4 15 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 15 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.15%) NHS
5 14 (2.01%) Replication
6 13 (1.87%) Blackberry
7 12 (1.72%) e-Health
7 12 (1.72%) LIMS
7 12 (1.72%) PACS
7 12 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.58%) Clustering
9 10 (1.43%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.43%) PKI
9 10 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.00%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.86%) CMDB
11 6 (0.86%) User Experience
12 5 (0.72%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 196 (28.12%) Windows 10
2 153 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 148 (21.23%) Windows 7
4 145 (20.80%) Linux
5 50 (7.17%) Unix
5 50 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (6.17%) Windows XP
8 33 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (3.73%) Windows 8
10 22 (3.16%) Apple iOS
10 22 (3.16%) Mac OS
11 18 (2.58%) Android
12 16 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (2.01%) Solaris
14 11 (1.58%) Data ONTAP
15 9 (1.29%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.00%) AIX
16 7 (1.00%) CentOS
17 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.35%) Migration
2 87 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 61 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (8.46%) ITIL
5 37 (5.31%) Incident Management
6 36 (5.16%) DevOps
7 35 (5.02%) Configuration Management
7 35 (5.02%) Software Engineering
8 33 (4.73%) Scrum
9 30 (4.30%) Mathematics
10 27 (3.87%) Project Management
11 25 (3.59%) Test Automation
12 22 (3.16%) Analytics
13 21 (3.01%) Information Security
14 20 (2.87%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (2.87%) ITSM
15 19 (2.73%) Test Scripting
16 18 (2.58%) Software Deployment
16 18 (2.58%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.20%) PowerShell
2 72 (10.33%) SQL
3 67 (9.61%) Java
4 43 (6.17%) C#
5 36 (5.16%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.45%) C++
7 26 (3.73%) Python
8 20 (2.87%) Perl
9 19 (2.73%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.44%) GLSL
10 17 (2.44%) HLSL
11 15 (2.15%) C
12 9 (1.29%) Ruby
13 8 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.00%) VBScript
15 4 (0.57%) VB
15 4 (0.57%) VBA
16 3 (0.43%) PHP
17 2 (0.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 63 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.60%) Degree
5 19 (2.73%) MCP
6 17 (2.44%) ISEB
7 16 (2.30%) MCSE
8 15 (2.15%) ISTQB
9 13 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.72%) MCSA
11 11 (1.58%) CCNA
11 11 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (1.29%) CISSP
12 9 (1.29%) DBS Check
13 8 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.00%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.00%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.00%) GIAC
15 6 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.16%) SLA
2 12 (1.72%) HL7
3 8 (1.15%) QA
4 3 (0.43%) GDPR
5 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) PMO
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 299 (42.90%) Active Directory
2 54 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.31%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (3.59%) vSphere
6 20 (2.87%) Docker
7 17 (2.44%) XenApp
8 12 (1.72%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.29%) DFS Replication
10 9 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.86%) KVM
12 5 (0.72%) Firmware
12 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.72%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.57%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.57%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 94 (13.49%) SCCM
2 19 (2.73%) Ansible
2 19 (2.73%) Puppet
3 18 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (1.72%) SCOM
5 12 (1.72%) Terraform
6 11 (1.58%) WSUS
7 10 (1.43%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.43%) OpenView
8 9 (1.29%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.00%) OVSD
10 6 (0.86%) Opsview
10 6 (0.86%) Salt
11 5 (0.72%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.72%) Grafana
11 5 (0.72%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 276 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 133 (19.08%) VMware
3 66 (9.47%) Citrix
4 43 (6.17%) Oracle
5 39 (5.60%) Apple
6 36 (5.16%) Cisco
7 26 (3.73%) HP
8 20 (2.87%) Symantec
9 19 (2.73%) webMethods
10 17 (2.44%) NetApp
11 16 (2.30%) Google
11 16 (2.30%) IBM
11 16 (2.30%) ServiceNow
12 15 (2.15%) Dell
12 15 (2.15%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.01%) McAfee
14 11 (1.58%) SAP
15 10 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.43%) Sophos
16 9 (1.29%) Remedy